Caltech Library supports the publication of open access e-books and journals from individuals or research groups with a compelling idea and the text, data, and media files associated with the project. Publications are made available through open access channels, and they can be shared globally with readers, researchers, and educators.

For journals, the Library provides assistance with:

  • Choosing publishing tools
  • Content hosting for data and software
  • Reviewing policies
  • Getting an ISSN
  • Assigning DOIs
  • Long-term archiving

The Library’s most recent open access journal is microPublication Biology.

For e-books, the Library provides assistance with:

  • Content hosting
  • Choosing publishing tools
  • Applying for indexing services
  • Gaining copyright clearance for reuse of images
  • Choosing a distribution license
  • Getting an ISBN
  • Assigning a DOI
  • Long-term archiving

The Library supports the publication of either whole books via the CaltechAUTHORS repository or we can work with authors to create dynamic books hosted on the web and preserved with a permanent DOI in the CaltechDATA repository. Examples include the textbook Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, second edition and the multimedia textbook Atlas of Bacterial and Archaeal Cell Structure (coming soon).

Please contact us at library [at] caltech.edu if you are interested in discussing a publishing project. We would be happy to customize our services to meet your publishing needs.